Private Guide Special Inca Trail 3 Days


Day 1 – Cusco to Llulluchapampa

Private guide will Pick you up from the Hotel at 4:30am and drive to Km 82 the head of the Inca Trail. We begin our hike by crossing the bridge over the Urubamba River and walking along its left shore as it flows northwest. Following the trail along a flat terrain, we arrive in Miskay (2800m/9184 ft) to then ascend and finally see, from the tallest part of an overlook, the impressive Inca city of Llactapata (2650m/8692 ft). We continue trekking along the valley created by the Kusichaca River, gradually climbing for about five hours until we reach the community of Wayllabamba. Continuing through the trail, we leave Wayllabamba behind to begin the most difficult part of the trek, we only climb half way up the pass, stopping at Llulluchapampa, where we camp and spend the night.
Meals Included: Box-lunch, Dinner
Total distance: 17 km (10, 56 miles)
Estimated walking time: 8-9 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3850 m (12628 ft)

Day 2 – Llulluchapampa to Phuyupatamarca

After breakfast, we continue our hike up the highest point in the Inca Trail, reaching the mountain pass of Abra Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman’s Pass – 4200m/13776ft) after about 2 hours. Immediately after the pass, we descend into the Pacaymayo Valley (3600m/11808ft), from which we then start to climb to the second pass, the Abra Runkurakay (3970m/13022ft). Half way up, we visit the archaeological complex with the same name. This site, located at 3800m/12464ft, consists of a small oval structure that is believed to have served the purpose of a watchtower. Continuing up an easy climb, we arrive at the third pass, the Abra Phuyupatamarca (3700m/12136ft). Curiously, Phuyupatamarca means “town over the clouds”. From above, one can observe a sophisticated sacred complex made up of water fountains with solid foundations, and also impressive views of the Urubamba River valley. We set our camp in Phuyupatamarca and spend the night there.
Meals Included: Box-lunch, Dinner
Total distance: 15 km (9, 32 miles)
Estimated walking time: 7-8 hours
Maximum altitude point: 4200m (13776 ft)

Day 3 – Phuyupatamarca to Machu Picchu / Back to Cusco

Breakfast; we wake up at 4:00am and start our way through the long descending stone steps which will lead us to Wiñaywayna (2650m/8692ft) Wiñaywayna is the biggest archaeological site in the Inca Trail besides Machu Picchu and consists of an impressive complex made up of an agricultural center with numerous terraces, a religious sector and an urban sector, offering spectacular views over the already narrower Urubamba River valley. After our visit, we leave Wiñaywayna to climb to Intipunku (Sun Gate). From here we descend into Machu Picchu, 40 minutes later we enter the citadel from the highest point through the “House of the Guardians”. We then descend to the control point where we register ourselves and leave our backpacks. We immediately begin a complete guided tour of the Inca citadel that will take approximately two hours. You will then have free time to walk around, climb the Wayna Picchu Mountain, where one can experience spectacular views of all of Machu Picchu, the valleys and mountains that surround it, or visit the Temple of the Moon or the impressive Inca Bridge. In the afternoon take bus to Aguas Calientes town where we take the train back to Poroy Train Station and transfer to your Cusco hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Total distance: 11 km (6, 84 miles)
Estimated walking time: 4-5 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3600m (11808 ft)
Service included:
Transportation: private transport from Cusco to the start of the trail at km82, bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes, train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and private van from Ollantaytambo to Cusco (your hotel).
All meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners. Food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruits, chicken, fish, meat, rice, pasta and hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is very effective against altitude sickness. Tea time every afternoon (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn). Every morning and afternoon we’ll provide warm water to clean yourself up. We can also provide vegetarian meals and special diets. Just let us know in advance or during the briefing on the evening before the trekking.
Camping equipment. 2 people will always share a spacious 4 people dome igloo tent with plenty of space for your backpacks. Inflatable mattress, chemical toilet, cooking equipment, dining tent, kitchen tent, first aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
Porters to carry the tents, food, cooking equipment and your personal equipment such as mattress, sleeping bag and clothing to change. Porters will carry a maximum of 5 kilos per person (including sleeping bag).
Entrance fee to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
Professional bilingual guide (English and Spanish). Always 2 guides for 8 people.
Service not included:
First breakfast at Ollantaytambo (day 1)
Last lunch at Aguas Calientes (after having visited Machupicchu)
Sleeping bag (25 US$ to rent)
Tips and extra spending.
Ticket for Wayna Picchu. If you would like to climb Wayna Picchu you can select this option upon booking. Additional cost would be USD 70 per person.